Preview Your 2023 Year in Film


Zaia Goldman, Contributor

A new year brings new movies and the 2023 list packs a punch. From Wes Anderson to Greta Gerwig, sci-fi to romance, you’re sure to find something to excite your inner movie connoisseur. Here’s your introductory list of movies to add to your calendars this year.


Perhaps one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is set to be the movie of the summer. Hitting theaters on July 21, 2023, Barbie stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. The film will focus on a doll living in Barbieland who upon being forced to leave, sets off on an adventure into the real world. Gerwig co-wrote the film with her husband and fellow director Noah Baumbach, best known for his 2019 film Marriage Story.

Dune: Part Two

Following the immense success of its senior, Dune director Denis Villeneuve is back for part two. Hans Zimmer is returning as the musical composer alongside past Dune actors Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, and Rebecca Furguson. Some of 2022’s most popular actors will be joining the case including, Don’t Worry Darling’s Florence Pugh and Elvis’ Austin Butler. This film will pick up where its 2021 premiere left off, once again following Chalamet’s Paul Atreides in a journey of love and revenge.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3

The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for what director James Gunn says will be the last movie for the beloved group. This third and final installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy will feature familiar faces with Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldaña as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, and the rest of the Guardians gang. With a May 5th release date, this adventure/sci-fi will surely be an exciting addition to the Marvel universe. Until May 5th, you can refresh your memory and rewatch the past two Guardians films on Disney+.


Christopher Nolan’s latest war drama is coming soon and it has quite the cast, including actors Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Cillian Murphy. The film will focus on real-life physicist Robert Oppenheimer, his team of scientists, and their development of the atomic bomb during the Manhattan Project in 1942. Nolan’s latest epic can be found in theaters as soon as July 21.


Roald Dahl’s beloved character is back for its first installment since Johnny Depp’s 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Directed by Paddington’s Paul King, the film will star Timothée Chalamet as young Willy Wonka on his early adventures where he met the Oompa-Loompas. Wonka is set to be released on December 15th.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Beloved animated character Miles Morales is returning to the screen for the first time since 2018 in a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will explore the Multiverse and what it means to be a hero. The long-awaited sequel can be found in theaters on June 2, 2023.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Wes Anderson’s newest film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a Roald Dahl adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Dev Patel. This adventure comedy is set to be released on Netflix in the fall of 2023. Originally published as a short story, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar follows a wealthy gambler and his attempts to master the art of meditation. This will be Anderson’s second Dahl adaptation following his 2009 film Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

This classic 80s series is back for its fifth installment – the first addition since 2008. Actor Harrison Ford will be returning to his role as Indiana Jones alongside Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Set in 1969, this adventure film will focus on Indiana Jones as he follows the Space Race. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be released on June 30, 2023.